Hopkinton Center for the Arts is showing “Arts in Bloom 2020” through January 28, 2021, marking the fifteenth year of this popular seasonal exhibit. Artists from 40 cities across six states submitted their artwork for consideration. Juror Marie Craig, Director of Fountain Street Gallery, looked through the 183 submitted pieces and selected 39 artworks for the exhibition. In addition, Craig chose to honor artists Neeta Annaldasula, Robyn Thompson Duong, Cheryl Rose, Sandra Delbridge, Kat O'Connor and Katalinia Savola. The works in “Arts in Bloom 2020” were displayed alongside flower arrangements designed by Hopkinton Garden Club from November 18—24, adding to the exhibit's seasonal appeal. With or without the flower arrangements, the 39 featured artworks are beautiful to behold all on their own. Many artists cited the idea of rebirth and appreciation for nature as their sources of … [Read more...] about Arts in Bloom 2020 at Hopkinton Center for the Arts
“Proliferating” welcomes guests into a world of never-ending growth. Created as an experiment back in the summer of 2017, “Proliferating” has grown into a full-fledged exhibition. It is a must-see in person, as the pieces are brought to life by the subtle detailing within each creation. Kalloch uses a layering process to capture fine detail by allowing acrylic paint to bubble between layers of epoxy resin. Though resin is typically a time-consuming material to work with, Kalloch finds the process to be almost meditative, stating: “It provides a balance of structure and chaos that is fulfilling to me. It demands self-discipline and satisfies a desire to continually improve my workmanship and developing new ideas.” Each painting in the series appears to be continuously expanding and growing, with an almost uniform cohesion in the detailing. Though the photos had no moving elements, … [Read more...] about Exhibition Review: Sand T Kalloch “Proliferating” at Bromfield Gallery
Roya Khadjavi Projects has courageously opened a show, including online images and a physical display of work at High Line Nine Gallery 9.1, 507 West 27th Street, Chelsea, New York City, online beginning September 1; at the Gallery from September 15-29, daily except Sunday and Monday, from 10 AM-6 PM, by appointment only. Opening receptions are September 16-17, 5-8 PM, September 1`8 and 19, 4-7 PM, by appointment. Generously, Curator Roya Khadjavi Heidari will donate part of the proceeds to Artist Relief to support artists during the Covid 19 crisis. Overall, the twenty-one artists project a feeling of missing pieces, accentuated, during this lonely time, even more than the disconnection often felt by those who have adopted another country and culture. When we cover half of our faces with masks, so we only smile with our eyes, and dare not speak or laugh, it is difficult to project … [Read more...] about Discovering Identity, to Benefit All
On the evening of April 14, a large water main break in Boston’s South End flooded a huge part of the neighborhood, turning parking lots and the basement galleries at 460 Harrison Ave. into swimming pools. This week, Galatea Fine Art will reopen for the first time since that night with “Light from Above: Emerging Out of Isolation,” a two-month, 38 artists, exhibition that will run through October 31. A limited occupancy, social distancing and mask wearing, opening reception takes place this Friday, September 4 from 6-8 p.m. Current normal gallery hours will be Saturday and Sunday from noon-4 p.m. and by appointment. In gathering information for our September/October 2020 issue, managing editor Brian Goslow asked Galatea director Marjorie Kaye to share her thoughts on finally returning to the gallery, the work in the show and which art pieces initially grabbed her … [Read more...] about GALATEA FINE ART’S GRAND RETURN: LIGHT FROM ABOVE: EMERGING OUT OF ISOLATION
In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, galleries and cultural institutions found themselves migrating online. The transition to virtual has been a mixed bag: some galleries made the move smoothly, while others have struggled. Many have upped their social media presence and outfitted their websites with new, interactive features. We have watched an entire industry expand beyond brick-and-mortar frantically, out of necessity. Michael Rose, the current gallery manager at Providence Art Club, found himself ahead of the virtual curve. “In the fall of 2019, I think I realized in earnest that in addition to my blog and other assets included on my freelance advising and appraisal website, I could use my platform to create virtual exhibitions.” As an appraiser and art historian, along with his work at the Art Club, Rose was in a unique position, “Because my day job is managing the … [Read more...] about WILL VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS REMAIN ONLINE WHEN GALLERIES REOPEN?
One of four current National Association of Women Artists Massachusetts Chapter (NAWA MA) online exhibitions, “Floating Dreams” is poignant and peaceful — a welcome invitation to reflect and an engaging collection of works. The show explores, in tandem, the realms of the subconscious mind and the physical, tactile world. Full of pieces that one might not immediately associate with its theme, “Floating Dreams” challenges viewers to stay present and inquisitive among each contributing artists’ work. And this seems to be exactly what “Floating Dreams” is about: leaving ample space for interpretation; implying the slightly fantastical or subtly surreal; and allowing us to access our inner dreams, constant within us though scarcely recognized. In viewing the exhibition as a whole, the inspirational force of the natural world becomes clear. A few works feature obvious representations of … [Read more...] about BEST OF ONLINE SHOWS: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS MASSACHUSETTS CHAPTER’S “FLOATING DREAMS” STRIKES A CHORD